Modeling Production for General Equilibrium Analysis

  • Dale W. Jorgenson
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The purpose of this paper is to present econometric models of producer behavior suitable for incorporation into a general equilibrium model. Implementation of these models requires a time series of inter-industry transactions tables. Second, implementation requires methods for estimation of parameters in systems of nonlinear simultaneous equations. Finally, the economic theory of producer behavior implies equality and inequality restrictions on the parameters that must be incorporated into the estimation. We discuss an empirical application to modeling producer behavior in thirty-six industrial sectors of the U.S. economy.


Technical Change General Equilibrium Model Material Input Relative Prex Price Function 
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  • Dale W. Jorgenson
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  1. 1.Harvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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